Deep and persistent disadvantage in Australia

This paper is about disadvantage in Australia, and in particular, about Australians who experience deep and persistent disadvantage. Strong economic growth is a way of increasing living standards and opportunities. Yet despite growing levels of prosperity over the last two decades, and the unemployment rate more than halving, there are concerns within the community that some Australians are being ‘left behind’. This research paper has sought to find answers to a number of questions, including: 1. what does it mean to be disadvantaged? 2. how many Australians are disadvantaged and who are they? 3. what is the depth and persistence of disadvantage in Australia? 4. where do Australians experiencing disadvantage live? 5. what factors influence a person’s risk of experiencing disadvantage? 6. what are the costs of disadvantage and who bears them?


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  • Accession Number: 01489887
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781740374453
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2013 9:50AM